Trek America | Day 13: Santa Fe

August 23, 2019 in travel, Trek America 2019

The next day we woke up to the most beautiful sunrise in Amarillo. This picture does not do justice as to how lovely this was. The whole horizon was beaming this gorgeous pink colour. So today we were heading to Santa Fe with a surprise stop on the way. This post features some spoilers, if you are trying not to research where you are going too much I would skip reading this post. I can tell you though, that this was a really good day! If you are interested in seeing what we got up to, carry on reading – it truly was a unique experience like no other.

*On May 29th 2019, I travelled with Trek America on their Grand Trek tour for six weeks around the USA. We began in New York, travelling south to the West Coast, then North back to the East Coast. I am not affiliated with Trek America. Read all my Trek America posts here. *

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We packed up and left the campsite and our leader said we were not far away from our next stop. I had done a lot of research so as soon as he mentioned where we were going I already knew what this was going to be.

Cadillac Ranch

Cadillac Ranch is a public art installation and sculpture in Amarillo. What’s really cool is that you can actually spray paint onto the cars. If you are good at climbing, you can get a really good picture sitting at the top. This is one I took of Rene;

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I didnt like how people had discarded their spray cans onto the floor. We all made sure to pick ours up and dispose of them!

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Rancheros De Santa Fe

I’m not sure if we were all tired this day but none of us seemed to really favour this campsite. Trouble was, our site was situated at the top of the hill of the campsite. It made walking back and forth a bit of a pain. But once we were settled for the evening we all had a good time.

Rancheros De Santa Fe featured an onsite shop, wifi, laundry and showers. All the facilities were fine, for some reason we just weren’t big fans of this site.

We had the opportunity to do laundry so we took it. I found on several occasions that we would get to the campsite but then there would barely be anytime to sort out things like laundry and you wouldn’t be able to do it when you come back. Some of the laundry rooms close or you wouldn’t get back until late. After this we were heading to monument valley, where there were no laundry facilities. This stressed me out a little bit because I didnt want to have to miss out on activities to stay and do laundry. This day in Santa Fe, I managed to just about get it all done before we headed out.

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Meow Wolf

One of the optional activities is a place called Meow Wolf. I had seen pictures on social media of this place usually the neon room below. I thought it looked pretty cool and knew that I would choose to do this activity. About half of our group went to Meow Wolf and the others stayed in Santa Fe plaza.

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Meow Wolf BLEW MY MIND! It was so much more than I was expecting. If you are booked on a Trek America trip I would suggest not researching this place, leave it for a surprise when you get there.

If you are interested in learning more – keep reading!

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Through these pictures alone you really can’t get a feel for what this place is like. If you tried to explain Meow Wolf to someone they would literally think that you were on drugs.

You begin by going into this house, you can explore all around the rooms, eventually you realise that some places lead to other rooms. They get more and more bizarre. There really is no way to explain it just one of those place you need to experience yourself.

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After Meow Wolf we headed back into Santa Fe plaza to meet the rest of the group for dinner. We picked up Burritos on our way – unfortunately I have no idea where they were from 🙁

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Another campfire night

After dinner we went back to the campsite the for evening. The plus side of being at the top of the site was that we saw a gorgeous sunset. That night, our group went to bed or did laundry so it only ended with a few of us sat around the campfire.

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When I headed to bed, for some reason I began to get really paranoid that there was someone walking around outside. I had convinced myself that I could hear footsteps coming towards my tent. Listening intently, you can imagine how scared I was when I heard an ‘ahem’ from outside. The more I thought about it, the more I realised it sounded like Isaac. So I messaged him to find out if he was still by the campfire, it turned out it was him haha! Me, Kev & Isaac couldn’t sleep so we ended up sitting around the campfire a little longer. Eventually, I managed to actually sleep that night!

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